Study with Experts, Educators and Practitioners

Colby-Sawyer's social sciences and education professors are trained experts, educators and practitioners who have spent years studying, researching and working with groups and individuals. They have published and presented on a variety of significant cultural topics and issues including developmental disabilities, criminology, gender and sexuality, addiction, abuse, poverty and economic inequality — and they invite you join in their research while encouraging you to make your own discoveries in subject areas that matter to you. Small classes help faculty get to know you as they advise you in academics as well as career planning and graduate school options.

  • R. Todd Coy

    Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3636 | rcoy@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Coy joined the faculty in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. from Tufts University and his B.A. from the University of Houston. His teaching areas include biological psychology, drugs and behavior, human sexuality, research methods and statistics. His general research interests include the biological basis of behavior and psychopharmacology including nicotine and caffeine. read more…

  • Kathleen P. Farrell

    Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3660 | kfarrell@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2009. Honors B.A. in sociology from Trinity College; M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University. Professor Farrell's primary research and teaching interests include gender and sexualities, with an emphasis on inequality studies. In her courses, Professor Farrell focuses on the interdisciplinary and practical implications of sociology. read more…

  • Lynn J. Garrioch

    Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3638 | lgarrioch@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined faculty in 2001. Honors B.A. in psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University; M.A. and Ph.D. in applied social psychology from the University of Victoria. Professor Garrioch has a special interest in social psychology, personality psychology, and the psychology of women. Her teaching philosophy centers on student involvement and is extremely proactive in incorporating the young men and women during class time. Teaching interests include social psychology, introduction to psychology, adolescence, cross-cultural psychology and psychology and the law. Research interests include eye-witness testimony and jury deliberations. read more…

  • James Jukosky

    Associate Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3379 | james.jukosky@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined faculty in 2010. B.S. in Zoology from University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Physiology from Dartmouth College. Professor Jukosky's has way too many research interests, they include: the effects of pollutants on reproduction in wildlife, how chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water impairs the immune system, using recombineering to engineer knockout mouse models, the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on antimicrobials peptides produces in the upper airways, and Canada Warbler genetics. read more…

  • Meaghan Pilling

    Assistant Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3652 | meaghan.pilling@colby-sawyer.edu

    Dr. Meaghan “Meg” Pilling joined faculty in 2018 with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England; M.A. from Saint Michael's College; B.A. from Colby-Sawyer College in 2008. She teaches courses related to clinical theory and practice at the undergraduate and graduate level, and utilizes a developmental, systemic, and social justice framework.

    Dr. Pilling is especially interested in the impact of discrimination and ways to combat systemic prejudices. She teaches and practices psychotherapy with marginalized populations using evidence-based practices, working with children, adolescents, emerging adults and their families. Dr. Pilling also has expertise in group theory and practice, as well as with psychological assessment.

    Areas of Expertise & Research Interests
    • Social justice and multicultural psychology
    • Foster youth and child welfare
    • Attachment theory
    • Group psychotherapy
    • Addiction and co-occurring disorders
    • Interpersonal Trauma
    • Psy.D., Antioch University New England in Clinical Psychology
    • M.S., Antioch University New England
    • M.A., Saint Michael's College
    • B.A., Colby-Sawyer College
  • Kate Turcotte

    Associate Professor, School of Business & Social Sciences
    603.526.3750 | kate.turcotte@colby-sawyer.edu

    Professor Turcotte joined the Social Sciences and Education department in 2013. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire and teaches Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Social Theory, Sociology Through Film and Race and Ethnic Relations.

    Professor Turcotte's areas of interest include poverty, issues associated with economic and social inequality, as well as individual and community well-being.

  • Peter A. White

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3681 | pwhite@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2001. Received B.S. from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Ph.D. from Indiana State University. Teaching interests include physiology, cellular pathophysiology, cellular biology and molecular biology. Professor White's research interests focus on the cellular and molecular events which characterize acute renal (kidney) failure. Specifically, the alterations to the cell membrane and the underlying actin cytoskeleton of renal proximal tubular cells in response to ATP-depletion. He is also interested in science education and is a member of the Association of College and University Biology Educators. read more…